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March 12, 2006

Acupuncture and Sham effective for lower back pain

Here we go again. Yet another study trying to prove that my 3 1/2 year post graduate education was a waste of time. According to a German study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, "real" Acupuncture and "minimal" or "sham" Acupuncture produce statistical similar results in relieving lower back pain. Both were rather effective in reducing pain by over 20% more than placebo, but were not different from each other even after 6 month follow up. Reuters Article Here.

Posted by Admin at March 12, 2006 11:52 PM